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*** The Official Xbox One Thread ***

Discussion in 'Console Games & Hardware' started by peahead, Jan 5, 2014.

  1. beachBOYken

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    Got that £1 for 1 month game pass deal on my dash, but when I go into store on xbox to buy, it comes up as £7.99.

    Maybe I need to click on the offer on dash first, but I'm sure I did that.
     
  2. ic1male

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    Have you already taken advantage of a previous game pass offer?
     
  3. beachBOYken

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    Maybe a free trial or a similar offer, but that was ages ago and my GP has been expired since around June last year, so not sure why it would not be valid for me, I always thought the offers on the dash were personalised for the account holder.
     
  4. ic1male

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    Have you tried doing it from the web?

    https://www.xbox.com/en-GB/xbox-game-pass

    I used a £1 game pass offer last year but it does show up as £1 again for me on that site. (Although I didn't click through to check out, so it might go back to £7.99 then). Worth a try.
     
  5. beachBOYken

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    Cheers, will try that.
     
  6. beachBOYken

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    @ic1male , tried and still same, chatted to Microsoft and it seems I'm not eligible for the offer, noticed it says in the terms on website that its for new subscribers only, so I guess expired subs don't count, oh well will keep an eye out for a cheap 6 or 12 month pass.
     
  7. ic1male

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    You should try the Microsoft rewards thing, Ken. I’ve been doing it for about 70 days now and almost got a free month to Gamepass. In theory, one could bag 4 months worth in 1 year for doing nothing but clicking on a few links each morning.
     
  8. beachBOYken

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    I keep getting emails about that, do I need to use a particular web browser and be signed in all the time?, I use safari browser.
     
  9. Dredd

    Wise Guy

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    Tip for micosoft rewards, create a folder and search for each letter in alphabet.
     
  10. beachBOYken

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    Ok I'm using Bing now, I've set it as my main search engine, do I need to sign in every time or is there a way to keep my account signed in for this?

    Thanks
     
  11. ic1male

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    Great tip! I haven't been using the search function at all as I don't like Bing and prefer Google but just doing that for a few minutes helps enormously. :D

    It should just remember you if you've got cookies enabled.
     
  12. McBain

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    I've got the same problem as this, advertised as sign up for £1 and then when you do it through the UI it's £7.99.

    It does work through a web browser though.

    Oh and it seems if you wait until the 12/2 you will get another month for free :)

     
  13. beachBOYken

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    Yeah my browser seems to remember my points earned as they are showing still in the top right but I'm not logged in, I believe I've reached my level 1 limit of points today, will see tomorrow if it goes up without me logged in to my MS account.

    I tried on dash and website and it was the same for both for me. Not to worried I will get a 12 or 6month pass when I see a good deal.
     
  14. ic1male

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    That's a nice bonus. Just in time for Crackdown 3. They must be losing so much money with all these Gamepass offers.
     
  15. ic1male

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    Try it again tomorrow or Wednesday when the new offer goes live.
     
  16. BEN_UK

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    Download speeds from Xbox live....

    Anyone else for find download speeds are never stable ?

    Just got BT FTTP 300mb I was expecting to see a maxed download on a wired connection but it was going from 10mb to a max of around 250mb, mainly sitting in the 100mb to 150mb area. Saw it hit 270mb for a second.

    Took 22 minutes to download Apex legends which is 25.5gb. not sure what the average download speed that is.

    This is on a Xbox One X
     
  17. ic1male

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    The new offer for Game Pass is now up for people who aren't currently subscribers.

    Buy 1 month of Xbox Game Pass for £2 and you’ll automatically get another month for free.

    Xbox Game Pass | Start Your Free Trial | Xbox
     
    Last edited: Feb 12, 2019
  18. Benny

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    When I first got my XboxX in October I had terrible download speeds, I'm currently on a wired connection and wasn't hitting my max line speed (steam is fine and consistent). I think I opened all the necessary ports on my SKY Router and then tried this.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g9SY7Ep99oA

    basically tinkering with the DNS server. I don't think I actually changed anything in the end, other just to click from automatic to default then back. Maybe it just refreshed something but my downloads are sigificantly better now.

    It still isn't perfect but is much better. May be worth having a look at it.
     
  19. beachBOYken

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    That new offer works, cheers.

    I think it's normal to a degree, I have vivid 350 and on wifi my X averages between 100mbps - 150mbps, sometimes a little higher, but it's never very stable.

    I guess it's just the Xbox servers.
     
  20. Bigpig

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    Anyone have a problem with the elite controller left stick feeling very rough and as if it's grinding on something?